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How It Began – A Shared Place for the Arts, Ideas, Culture
The Newport Art Museum & Art Association, one of the oldest continuously operating organizations of its kind in the country, turns 100 in 2012. A group of community-minded artists and intellectuals, led by activist and Pulitzer prize-winning author Maud Howe Elliott (1854-1948), founded the organization in June 1912 for the purposes of promoting and exhibiting fine arts and fostering art education within the community. Founding artist